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Norma Jane Cain (Cobb)

October 20, 1929 - August 10, 2022

Graveside service will be 11:00 am, Thursday, September 8, 2022 at Gilliland Cemetery.

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Norma Jane Cain, 92, of Sweet Home, passed away in Mexico. She was born in Mattoon, Illinois to William Stanley and Lona Jane (Grooms) Cobb.

She was raised in the Mattoon, Illinois area until her junior year where she attended and graduated from Union High School in Phoenix, Arizona.

In 1948 she moved to san Bernardino, California where she worked at the Santa Fe Traction Motor Shop. As one of only seven women in a shop of 2000, she met and married Clyde Raymond Cain that same year, and always said she got the “pick of the litter”. Norma and Clyde raised their family and stayed around San Bernardino until 1986 when they moved to Sweet Home. Unfortunately Clyde passed in 1988 but Norma continued to stay in their home on 14th Avenue until 2011. She then sold her home and moved near her daughter Joyce Ann Marion in Grand Terrace, California. She lived in Southern California until 2022 when she finally realized her dream of moving to Mexico with her son-in-law and daughter: Robert Lee and Shirley Jane Hoch.

Norma loved to cook and would feed as many as 40 in an afternoon during The Sweet Home Jamboree. Living just across the Weddle Bridge, she made her kitchen available to all that stopped by.  Her other passion was travel; New Zealand, Australia, Europe, South America and more than several cruises.  In fact Charlie Martin of Sweet Home was her treasured friend and traveling companion.  Together they had countless adventures until this death.   Norma also attended the Evangelical Church on Long Street for 24 years   Their Christmas production and the bazaar was her highlight of the season.   With the help of the US Consulate,  Norma made her way back to her beloved Sweet Home and next to her loving husband.  

She is survived by her daughter Shirley Jane and her husband Robert Lee Hoch of Chapala, Jal, MX; one granddaughter Brandy Rae Marion, Texas; two great grandchildren: Ty Austin Marion, Jennifer Jaramillo all of Corpus Christy, Texas.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Raymond in 1988; and daughter Joyce Ann in 2020.

Graveside service will be 11:00 am, Thursday, September 8, 2022 at Gilliland Cemetery.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.